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Paul C. Perkins, MD
11-03-2007, 06:37
Never let anyone suggest your Olympus 35RC is a toy. I've had mine about two years and continue to be delighted with its' perfformance.

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/6595835-md.jpg


http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=6595835

When I knocked. . . nobody answered . . .

Paul

Solinar
11-03-2007, 06:42
The 35RC has the one of the nicest lens signatures. The five element Zuiko is a corrected Tessar design with an added front element. The two front elements focus as a coupled pair.

OlyMan
11-03-2007, 15:06
The 35 RC was never a comparatively expensive camera but it was from a generation of cameras where the majority of your money was spent on the lens and build-quality, not features you may never use. So while modern-day techno-snobs may be appalled by it's maximum F/2.8 aperture and 1/500th maximum shutter speed, those who look at the pictures first rather than the camera that look them may well have a more forgiving opinion of this tiny pocketable RF (which I think was the world's smallest full-frame RF?)

Trius
11-04-2007, 10:06
It is a great little camera. I don't have a problem with the top speed of 1/500 (though I'd prefer faster, of course) and the f2.8 lens. My only major "complaint" is the lack of speeds slower than 1/15. Give me speeds down to 1sec and I'm happier!

John: Actually, the XA is smaller than the RC, though it came later of course. The Rollei 35 may have been smaller as well, though I can't recall which was introduced first.

shadowfox
11-05-2007, 11:12
The 35RC has the one of the nicest lens signatures. The five element Zuiko is a corrected Tessar design with an added front element. The two front elements focus as a coupled pair.

Andrew, doesn't this make it similar to the Heliar?

As for the smallest full frame RF, this guy is also slightly smaller than the RC.

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/187/430026416_cce9ca4d1d.jpg

Solinar
11-05-2007, 12:06
Nope, a true Heliar has a cemented doublet at the front, - concave center element -, and then the traditiional tessar-like cemented doublet at the rear to make three groups.

Tessars are have a front plano convex element, a concave center element and then the rear cemented doublet, which is still three groups.

The E. Zuiko is a 5 elements in 4 groups. Think of it as Tessar with an added front element. The two front cells are not cemented as they are in a Heliar -

BUT FEAR NOT - I feel that compared to the other Oly's - to include the 35 SP - the 35RC is the Bokeh King!

The XA may be a neater package, but the 35RC, because of the budget minded E. Zuiko has a more traditional signature.

Spider67
11-05-2007, 12:23
Well sitemistic once told in another thread the price he paid when it was new and cheap it was not!
I am astonished by it's potential every time I use it. I wish it had a minimum apeture of f:2.....well I do have the 35 RD but along with it I also got its tarditional problem clogged shutter...therefore the RC leads

Kent
11-17-2007, 08:13
As far as the size is concerned, have a look at this pic.
It shows the Oly 35RC next to a digital Kodak DX7440, a digital cam that is considered to be compact so that you can take it everywhere. ;)
The Oly is a little wider but the Kodak is a lot bulkier. Guess which of the cams slides into your coat pocket more easily?

Paul C. Perkins, MD
11-17-2007, 21:19
Kent,

For Christmas, I am giving my 10-year old son a Kodak digital that looks very similar to the one in your comparison photo. He lives about 1500 miles away - and I hope to connect with him better through photography.

Thanks for the shot.

jan normandale
11-17-2007, 22:12
Never let anyone suggest your Olympus 35RC is a toy. I've had mine about two years and continue to be delighted with its' perfformance.

http://gallery.photo.net/photo/6595835-md.jpg


http://photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=6595835

When I knocked. . . nobody answered . . .

Paul

I've an RC one of my first RF's. Got it from on of the mods (backalley) way back when. Great camera and glass. Built like a brick.

Interesting film.. do you recall what it was?

Kent
11-18-2007, 01:15
Kent,

For Christmas, I am giving my 10-year old son a Kodak digital that looks very similar to the one in your comparison photo. He lives about 1500 miles away - and I hope to connect with him better through photography.

Thanks for the shot.

Paul, I think this is a great idea. Hope it works out for you and you keep in touch with your son regularly.